For the first time since its multi award-winning premiere a decade ago, HOWIE THE ROOKIE returned to London.
In a radical new staging, Mark O'Rowe's acclaimed double monologue met with universal critical acclaim and played to packed houses, nightly cheers and even a standingovation.
A scabies-infested mattress burns in the backfields.
Two prized Siamese fighting fish are dead.
This is going to be a very bad day for Howie Lee and The Rookie.
This visceral urban thriller about loyalty, honour and fate combines gritty suburban realism with blistering Dublin vernacular. Brilliantly written, frenetically-paced and spectacularly staged, HOWIE THE ROOKIE was a total blast.
Across its reviews this production of HOWIE was praised for the actors, the direction, choreography, design, lighting, sound, even atmosphere. For its final nights there was a queue for returns, a rare sight in a fringe theatre.
Hopefully HOWIE won't be gone for too long.
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